Small-scale fisheries are Too Big To Ignore

Too Big to Ignore is a new research network and knowledge mobilization partnership to promote and revitalize small-scale fisheries.

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New Book: Governability of Fisheries and Aquaculture

This volume illustrates the contribution of interactive governance theory to understanding core fisheries and aquaculture challenges.

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Too Big To Ignore is a research network and knowledge mobilization partnership established to elevate the profile of small-scale fisheries (SSF), to argue against their marginalization in national and international policies, and to develop research and governance capacity to address global fisheries challenges

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Total annual catch

Total annual catch

Source: World Bank/FAO/WorldFish (2010)

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Nicole Franz

Nicole Franz joined the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as Fishery Planning Analyst in January 2011. Her work in the Policy, Economics and Institutions branch focuses on small-scale fisheries policies and socio-economic issues. [read more]

News & Updates

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Call for contribution: SSF Guidelines cluster

Voluntary Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries are simply one of the most significant landmarks for small-scale fisheries around the world. They are compreh ...[read more]

New book: Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections

 Interactive Governance for Small-Scale Fisheries: Global Reflections  draws on more than 30 case studies from  around the world and offers a multitude of examples for imp ...[read more]

Welcome the SSF Profiles!

The Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF) is releasing a major update: SSF profiles! Since its official release in September, the Information System on Small-scal ...[read more]

Sign up to TBTI new Research Clusters

TBTI is moving into a new phase with the organization of activities around twelve ‘research clusters’, several of which are linked to the original themes, but many are added ba ...[read more]